A number of new jobs are expected to be created in Galway as part of state of the art Irish engineering firm Ethos’ massive expansion.
Ethos has announced that they will be creating 150 new jobs over the next four years in Ireland, 10 of which will be based in their Galway offices.
The company is planning a major expansion of their operations in the Europe, Middle East, and Africa region, with work already in the pipeline in 11 countries.
With its HQ in Dublin, a regional office in Galway and work sites throughout the continent, Ireland’s Engineering Firm of the Year in 2020, 2019 and 2018, already employs a team of more than 110, including 100 engineers plus technical staff.
During the pandemic it continued to grow, adding 40 new staff in the past year and a half.
Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said that this announcement of 150 fresh jobs is “great news for Ethos and for the Irish construction sector which, after a really difficult period, is growing and will be in high demand for years to come.”
Ethos is highly sought after for their mechanical and electrical engineering consultancy, and expertise on data centre design, something that will be focused on as one of their key areas moving forward.
Ethos founder and CEO Greg Hayden said that this expansion drive comes when demand “has never been higher” for their services.
“With a focus on Innovation, Sustainability and Digital Transformation, we want to build on our reputation as one of EMEA’s leading suppliers of Data Centre Mechanical and Electrical Design Consultancy, sustainable commercial and smart fit-out buildings.”
He added that they also hope to leverage their “green and environmental design solutions” expertise in all sectors of the building industry.
To date, Ethos has designed and delivered 45 data centres, including 23 in Ireland, as well as 9.6 million sq. ft. of office space, 8,562 residential units and 7,200 student beds.
Enterprise Ireland’s CEO Leo Clancy added that “Ethos is an ambitious and innovative engineering company making significant contributions to the digitalisation and sustainability of data centre construction processes and gaining international customers as a result.”
“We look forward to supporting the company as it continues to grow, expanding into new markets and creating jobs at home in Ireland.”